Gorgias Garofalakis, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Gorgias Garofalakis is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Food Science. He joined EFSA in 2020, where he works in the Knowledge, Innovation and Partnership Unit. His work focuses on advancing the framework for scientific cooperation and on building partnership initiatives that can benefit the Risk Assessment community. Before joining EFSA, between 2011 and 2020, he served as an Officer in the Directorate for Nutrition Policy and Research of the Hellenic Food Authority. There, among others, he worked on the development of cross-actor cooperation actions in the area of food safety, risk assessment and science communication. He was member of the Greek EFSA Focal Point team. Between 2016 and 2018, he was a member of the advisory platform of the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, which provided support in the identification of national research priorities in the areas of agri-food and nutrition. Prior to that, he worked in the Food Industrial Research and Technological Development Company – initially as a consultant and later on as Director of the Department of Consulting services – providing support to the food industry on matters of regulatory compliance, technological innovation, training, knowledge management and research.
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